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Biden’s national poll lead remains and the swing state surveys are looking positive – politicalbetti

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  • alex_ said:

    dixiedean said:

    PM doing a discussion about Xmas. Presenter saying you can still see everyone. Just go to see 6 different people at their houses every day between Christmas and New Year.
    Head...desk.

    The man is a menace.
    You do realise that this post wasn't criticising the PM?
    Yes.
  • alex_alex_ Posts: 3,935

    nichomar said:

    Mark Drakeford, Wales FM, has just said on Wales news that Wales is closing pubs at 10.00pm partly because if England closes earlier than Wales the customers will just come into Wales

    What way to make policy

    He’s not wrong though
    But I thought it was science led !!!
    You mean like:

    - 6 in a group from 2 households
    - 8 in a group from 3 households
    - 6 in a group not including children
    ...

    At least this has a basis in science - behavioural science.
  • alex_alex_ Posts: 3,935

    alex_ said:

    dixiedean said:

    PM doing a discussion about Xmas. Presenter saying you can still see everyone. Just go to see 6 different people at their houses every day between Christmas and New Year.
    Head...desk.

    The man is a menace.
    You do realise that this post wasn't criticising the PM?
    Yes.
    Who was the presenter? Or were you just getting the daily therapeutic anti Boris rant off your chest ;)
  • MikeSmithsonMikeSmithson Posts: 6,399
    New thread
  • NEW THREAD

  • stodgestodge Posts: 7,652
    Evening all :)

    Another trip out for Mrs Stodge and I to meet three friends at Surrey Quays.

    A decent lunch but again the tube experience shows the inadequacy not of the rules but of the enforcement of the rules. The law-abiding are following the mask rules and I reckon that was about 90% of those we saw. The remainder (mostly young men and women) either wore the mask at half-mast or didn't have a mask at all.

    Although ASDA are now making noises about challenging non-mask wearers, I saw no effort from Transport for London staff nor any sign of the British Transport Police on trains and platforms enforcing the rules - a few announcements were ignored.

    What is the point of a law if it is being so regularly and obviously flouted with no consequences? Others will ask why should obey the law if other people are doing so brazenly with no fear of consequences.

    I know we have to endure the wishy-wishy namby-pamby wokeism of the Conservatives who used to be the Party of law and order and we have an invisible Home Secretary who, to paraphrase Blackadder, is wetter than a haddock's bathing costume. Yes, she talks tough but that's all most Tory Home Secretaries do - all talk and no action.

    Pandering to the anti-mask minority is a pretty poor example of law enforcement - we need to get the Army out and about on the streets and dish out some serious fines to those who won't wear a mask and can't produce evidence as to why they should be exempt. Stopping those who won't wear a mask without an exemption from travelling on public transport would be another useful action.

    Johnson might be wrestling with his inner philosophical conflict - the rest of us have to wrestle with whether we'll get the virus or not thanks to the idiocy of a minority whose selfishness and vanity is risking the lives of others.

  • SandpitSandpit Posts: 28,285

    dixiedean said:

    PM doing a discussion about Xmas. Presenter saying you can still see everyone. Just go to see 6 different people at their houses every day between Christmas and New Year.
    Head...desk.

    This really really fucks me off. Rather than try and educate the public, the first response has always been find a loophole or edge case.

    This is deeply irresponsible, encouraging dangerous behaviour. Imagine if they broadcast the locations of police roadside stops for drink driving tests were over a Christmas period.
    Seriously, how long before OFCOM drags the CEOs of media companies in and reminds them not to be so damn complicit in the death toll?
  • Well done Boris.
    Your delusion really has no limits does it?
    Before the IM Bill he was explicitly making that threat. After it suddenly he's rowed back faster than Cambridge could. Funny that.
    Is there anything in the IM Bill to prevent a border along the River Darent?
  • glwglw Posts: 6,780

    Another example of food processing facilities seeming to be very high risk.
    I initially read that as "food poisoning facilities".
  • rcs1000rcs1000 Posts: 34,096
    HYUFD said:

    eristdoof said:

    HYUFD said:

    Biden retakes the lead in new Rasmussen national poll but at 1% his lead is still less than Hillary's 2% 2016 popular vote lead

    In the 3rd week of September four years ago Rasmussen had Trump 44% and Clinton 39%, so Trump is now 6 %-points worse than he was then.
    Rasmussen September 26th to 28th 2016 was a 1 point Clinton lead ie exactly the same as the current Biden lead
    Clinton 42% Trump 41%
    https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/election_2016_white_house_watch_trends
    It's amazing: if you cherry pick just the right polls from this year and from 2016, you can prove almost anything.
  • theakestheakes Posts: 493
    Trump and the Republicans are closing in. They will do it. So much of the Democrat vote is wasted, Huge majorities in strong states but being caught elsewhere, just like last time.
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